Tags: Religion & Belief

Most Britons support key secularist principles, says Pew research

Most Britons support key secularist principles, says Pew research

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018

Britons support several key secularist principles but a significant minority are unwelcoming of religious minorities, a study has found. Read More »

No plans to create public holidays to mark more religious festivals

No plans to create public holidays to mark more religious festivals

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018

The government has rejected calls to make Hindu and Muslim religious festivals public holidays after the NSS lobbied against the idea. Read More »

Religious and secular groups launch EU freedom of belief campaign

Religious and secular groups launch EU freedom of belief campaign

Posted: Tue, 10 Jul 2018

An EU campaign developed by religious and non-religious groups promoting freedom of belief has been launched. Read More »

NSS criticises Chinese crackdown on religious freedom

NSS criticises Chinese crackdown on religious freedom

Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2017

The National Secular Society has joined Amnesty International in condemning the Chinese government's crackdown on religious freedom. Read More »

UN children’s rights Committee calls on UK to abolish compulsory worship in schools

UN children’s rights Committee calls on UK to abolish compulsory worship in schools

Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2016

A United Nations committee has urged the UK to repeal laws requiring the provision of 'broadly Christian' worship in UK schools. It also called for pupils to be given the independent right of withdrawal from any religious worship held in schools.

In a report... Read More »